The Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of Parliament, will summon security chiefs following an increase in Afghan forces casualties on the battlefield and the fall of some district centers and outposts to the Taliban.
Calling the country’s security situation fragile, some MPs said that the rise in insecurity has created grave concerns among the people and they will ask security chiefs to review their security plans.
The centers of Burka district in Baghlan, Narkh and Jalrez districts in Maidan Wardak, Dawlat Shah district in Laghman, Qaisar district in Faryab, Shahrak district in Ghor and Shirzad district in Uruzgan have fallen to the Taliban in less than two months.
The Taliban claims they have also captured Charkh district in Logar, Do Ab and Mandol districts in Nuristan, Farsi district in Herat, Deh Yak district in Ghazni, Gezab district in Daikundi and Shinkai district in Zabul.
“Our martyrs are on the ground, but no institution takes action to even collect them,” said Fatima Kohistani, an MP from Ghor.
“Districts have fallen one after another. The security situation is deteriorating,” said Tarakhil Mohammadi, an MP.
The parliament speaker, Mir Rahman Rahmani, said that Taliban does not believe in peace and that the war strategy and plans against them should be reviewed.
“The defense and security commissions are assigned to summon security and defense chiefs,” Rahmani said.
Clashes are underway between security forces and the Taliban in at least 20 provinces. At least 10 security force members have been killed and five more have been wounded in the clashes in five provinces in the last 24 hours, according to sources.
The Ministry of Defense said that 126 Taliban were killed and 80 more were wounded in clashes in the last 24 hours. The Taliban has rejected these figures.